Another hot and sunny day, up to 25 deg today. I moved a little further up the coast to Sargeant Bay, where I had never anchored before. There is a provincial park there and I hiked 10 km in shaded woods to Triangular Lake. The trails are well maintained and there was no windfall to crawl over or under. Deep in the woods a black bear cub peaked at me from a bluff, but disappeared very quickly. I did not follow to look for the mother.
After a nice long ride on my paddle board this morning, I moved one bay over on Gambier Island and am anchored now in Port Graves. In the afternoon I hiked to Lost Lake, less strenuous than yesterday: 8km, 250m altitude gain and 3 hours. There are still some visible effects from the logging that took place here one hundred years ago, but most is just untouched forest.
I left Vancouver early this morning and am anchored in Halkett Bay on Gambier Island. This afternoon, I hiked up Mount Artaban, 12km long hike, 650m altitude and five and a half hours. I found it quite tough, either because it is early in the season and I am out of shape, or because the trail was quite steep and there was a lot of windfall that made some stretches rather difficult. The weather was perfect for hiking, there were some nice views along the way and the hot shower tonight will feel great.